In class obsessed Britain, tweet of 'white van' man hits nerve
ROCHESTER England (Reuters) - Posting a picture on Twitter of a two-storey house, displaying three English flags of St. George and with a white tradesman's van outside, might seem innocuous to a foreign eye.

Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision - WHDH-TV

Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision
(AP Photo/David Goldman). Anthony Grimes kneels on a rain-soaked street as he blocks traffic with other protesters Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in St. (AP Photo/David Goldman). Brittany Ferrell, of St. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Protesters block traffic as they march ...

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Could Hamilton be pipped to title?
It's advantage Hamilton in the F1 title decider but teammate Rosberg is looking for an upset.

Gergen: Obama's dangerous move
There is something deeply troubling about President Obama's decision to grant legal safe haven to unauthorized immigrants by executive order.

Letter That Inspired Kerouac's 'On the Road' Found
It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre -- 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

UVA Frats Suspended Amid Rape Allegations
The University of Virginia's president announced that she is suspending all campus fraternities in a statement released Saturday.

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

Retailers look to U.S. Black Friday for Christmas lift-off
LONDON (Reuters) - Next week's "Black Friday", a traditional discount day for U.S. retailers, looks set to be the biggest ever for British shops as more join in the promotional event to kickstart Christmas sales.